Social Worker(Locality Teams & Urgent Care Teams)

Worcester, Worcestershire
£23,398 - £31,601 per annum
16 May 2017
29 May 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Inspiring Adults Social Work Excellence in Worcestershire

In reading this you are already on the start of a journey in helping Worcestershire County Council to achieve Adults Social Work excellence.

The opportunities:

We are currently recruiting to 16 exciting keys roles as follows:

Role: Social Worker
x1 Worcester North (37hrs)
x2 West Wyre Forest (37hrs & 30hrs)
x2 Redditch South (31hrs & 22.5hrs)
x1 Bromsgrove North (18.5hrs)

Role: Social Worker (Urgent Care Team)
x1 Evesham & Pershore (37hrs)
x1 Hospital SW (Timberdine) (37hrs)
x1 Kidderminster, Tenbury, POWCH (22.5hrs)
x5 Worcester Royal Hospital Team (x4 37hrs, x1 18.5)
x2 Alexandra Hospital Team (37hrs)

If you are interested in a particular role and/or area then please indicate this. Alternatively if you have no particular preference, or would like to be considered for any role, again please just indicate this in applying.

Why Worcestershire County Council:

Worcestershire is moving forward with a new model of strength and asset based social care and we want you to be part of this exciting journey! We strive to provide excellent support for older people and adults with physical disabilities, as well as their carers, that promote independence and good lives. We are continually striving to transform our social work service to ensure we recognise the real values of social work, are clear about our role, focus on assets and strengths and provide a timely, transparent and efficient service. We want to inspire excellence across Worcestershire, working closely with our partners, and we want our staff to spend as much time as they can with people. Staff are trusted with financial decision-making at the front line giving you and individuals more autonomy about their own care needs and services. If this approach excites you, then Worcestershire, which also has beautiful countryside, is right for you and your career.

 What experience do you need?

We expect you to have proven social care experience and knowledge, a social work qualification is essential, as is a commitment to improve the health and well-being of our residents.

What can Worcestershire offer you?

With a basic salary of up to £31,601 per annum (dependent on experience), this is just a start, we can also offer you:

-Flexible and mobile working, with supporting technology, enabling you to work from a range of office bases, touch points and home.

-On-going training, and professional development opportunities, Aspiring Managers programmes, monthly supervision, and a warm, supportive working environment where we value your contribution and staff value each other.

-An allowance of up to £10,000 to eligible recruits who need to move home as a result of accepting an appointment. You could receive help towards removal expenses, legal fees, estate agents' fees, disturbance expenses and additional accommodation costs.  

So what next:

It's easy, if you would like more information on these posts or just simply want to understand more about Worcestershire and our Adults Social Work service, please contact:

-Kerry McCrossan, Operations and Integration Manager (North), 07785456685

-Vicky Worthington, Urgent Care Lead, 07825793188

-Steve Brotherton, Operations and Integration Manager (South), 07795685370

Or alternatively visit our dedicated 'Adult Social Work Careers' microsite within

How do I apply?:

Applications can be submitted online or by sending a copy of your up to date CV and an expression of interest detailing your skills, abilities, experience and achievements to date that make you a suitable candidate for the post.(2 sides A4 max) to

In applying, if you are interested in a particular role and/or area then please indicate this. Alternatively if you have no particular preference, or would like to be considered for any role, again please just indicate this in applying.

Join us and inspire social work excellence across Worcestershire.

Closing date: 29th May 2017

Interview dates: 6th, 7th, 8th June 2017


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